Geography Portal on the ABS Website Did you know that the most common locality name in Australia is Springfield? Find out this and more about ABS statistical geography via this new section of the ABS website!
Australian Statistical Geography Standard Informtion about ASGS the statistical geography that replaced the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) in July 2011 and used in for the first time in the 2011 census is available from the ABS website.
Data Australia is a new website for Australian government public information datasets The Australian Government Government 2.0 Taskforce also released a number of datasets which were available for mashups the use of "web-based application that takes one or more of the Government datasets and combines them either with each other or with any number of publicly accessible web services and open datasets to create something new."
Visit the mashup website to view mashups of crime, environmental, health and economic data......
Visit the the Government 2.0 data sets website information on this initiative.
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The most recent Census of Population and Housing was conducted on 9 August 2011. This was Australia's sixteenth national Census, and marked 100 years of national Census taking in Australia. The ABS will release the results of the 2011 Census through a wide range of products and services designed to make it easy for users to access the data they need. Most data from the 2011 Census will be released free of charge.
Data is released in 3 stages:
The First results were released on 21 June 2012.
The Second release was on 30 October 2012.
The Third was released in March 2013, with products released progressiveley until the end of 2013.
ASSDA has closed all data is now available via ADA (Australian Data Archive) find out more about ADA @ http://www.ada.edu.au/ada/home
Australian Data Archive (ADA) is a consortium of leading national Australian universities, managed by the Australian National University
New: Australian Statistical Geography standards (ASGS) released. This geographical framework will be used in the collection and dissemination of all geographically classified statistics from 1 July 2011.
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